Thursday, December 07, 2017

Genesis and Joy

Read this from Genesis 3:17-18:

And to the man he said,
“Because you have listened to the voice of your wife,
and have eaten of the tree
about which I commanded you,
‘You shall not eat of it,’
cursed is the ground because of you;
in toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life;
18 thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you;
and you shall eat the plants of the field.

And now read this from Joy to the World:

No more let sins and sorrows grow,
Nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to makes His blessings flow
Far as the curse is found,
Far as the curse is found, 
Far as, far as, the curse is found.

I know, I should have seen that before, but I never have. In class last night, we started an Advent study, and Terry compared these two quotes. She was pointing out how the coming of Christ is the salvation of the world, and how the hymn illustrates how the incarnation is the response to the fall.

As we move through Advent, I thought this would be a great thought to carry with us.

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